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Jun 18, 2013 Press Release
Calls On House Republicans To Focus on Jobs, Not Divisive Social Agenda

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster voted against H.R. 1797, a Republican bill that would overturn Roe vs. Wade and restrict a woman’s right to choose by banning all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, even if the health of the mother is at risk.  Not only would H.R.

Jun 14, 2013 Press Release
Calls on House Republican Leadership To Allow Vote on Legislation To Prevent Student Loan Rates From Doubling

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster is calling on Congress to take action to stop the student loan interest rate increase.  If no action is taken, student loan interest will double on July 1st, jumping from 3.4% to 6.8% for federally subsidized student loans.  Reports have shown that growing student debt is having negative effects on the economy, including delayed

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Jun 14, 2013 Press Release
Calls For Congress To Pass Paycheck Fairness Act

Foster Marks 50th Anniversary of Equal Pay Act

Jun 6, 2013 Press Release
Opposes Republican Attempts To Deport Immigrant Children

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) voted against H.R. 2217, an appropriations bill which included a “poison pill” amendment that would attempt to expedite the deportation of Dreamers, children brought into the country illegally while under the age of 16.

Jun 5, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressmen Bill Foster (IL-11) and Ted Deutch (FL-21) introduced the Deutch-Foster amendment to end the costly and inhumane practice of imposing arbitrary immigrant detention requirements.  The legislation would strike language in the Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Act that requires Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to have at least 34

Jun 5, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressmen Bill Foster (IL-11) and Ted Deutch (FL-21) introduced the Deutch-Foster amendment to end the costly and inhumane practice of imposing arbitrary immigrant detention requirements.  The legislation would strike language in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Act that requires Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to ha

Jun 5, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) voted in support of H.R. 2216, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act and to take action to reduce the backlog in VA benefits claims. 

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May 23, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) voted against H.R.

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